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US tags Vatican as a money laundering concern
Associated Press ^ | March 7, 2012

Posted on 03/07/2012 1:36:05 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is for the first time citing Vatican City as a potential hub for money laundering.

The State Department's annual International Narcotics Control Strategy Report released Wednesday identifies the Holy See as one of 68 countries or jurisdictions "of concern" for money laundering or other financial crimes.

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KEYWORDS: anticatholic; catholicchurch; clintonlegacy; conspiracy; conspiracytheory; democratscandals; hatedepartment; injusticedepartment; lyndonlarouche; marxism; moneylaundering; religiousfreedom; vatican; waronchristianity
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1 posted on 03/07/2012 1:36:08 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This, from a president who used to snort cocaine.

That’s rich.


2 posted on 03/07/2012 1:38:14 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How low can you go? Never ask Obama.....NOTHING is beneath him....except his Boss.


3 posted on 03/07/2012 1:38:53 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Obama administration is in full attack mode on the Catholic Church


4 posted on 03/07/2012 1:40:04 PM PST by kidd
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Money Laundering?

I work for a bank and I know that any and all banks are not allowed to accept depositors that are on Money Laundering watch lists.

So now the Kenyan wants to place the Catholic Church on such a list?


5 posted on 03/07/2012 1:42:44 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is an all-out assault on Catholicism and Catholics had better recognize it for what it is. In fact, Christians had better take notice. Obama is making his move here. He's looking to defeat Catholicism and Christianity while simultaneously promoting Islam.
6 posted on 03/07/2012 1:42:44 PM PST by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Who said he stopped?

has he tagged the Muslims as money launderers? There is proof of that.


7 posted on 03/07/2012 1:44:20 PM PST by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

meanwhile, looking into barry and how he came to have 042-68-4425 as his social security number is beyond the pale.

never mind explaining how someone with a foreign national parent could be natural born.

yup... must dedicate tax dollars and thousands of man hours into investigating the Vatican.

people need to just start saying NO.


8 posted on 03/07/2012 1:45:38 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe Barack and Hillary think they can make a deal—call off the attack on the Vatican in return for the Catholic bishops caving on the contraception mandate.


9 posted on 03/07/2012 1:50:44 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I didn’t know that the Vatican was making solar panels...


10 posted on 03/07/2012 1:51:37 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Vatican tags Obummer as a conscience-laundering concern.


11 posted on 03/07/2012 1:55:50 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (Obummmer is Satan??????? Who knew?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Its all out war against the Church. Time for the Church to fight back. S tart by denying communion to all democrat politicians that support abortion and homosexual marriage.


12 posted on 03/07/2012 1:55:53 PM PST by icwhatudo
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To: cableguymn

And what about the unions? Aren’t they money laundering concerns given all the $$$ that winds up in Democrat coffers vis a vis forced union dues???


13 posted on 03/07/2012 1:57:03 PM PST by Sons of Union Vets (No taxation without representation!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They are trying to force the Vatican to give up its nuclear program.


14 posted on 03/07/2012 1:59:15 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am not Catholic but I have had about enough of all this. Things can’t continue as they are.

Also:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2856004/posts


15 posted on 03/07/2012 2:05:52 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow, and I’m supposed to believe 0bummer is not the largest money laundering crime syndicate in the world???
I just laughed so hard I spewed milk on the keyboard.


16 posted on 03/07/2012 2:05:52 PM PST by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Tell it to Kinde Durkee.


17 posted on 03/07/2012 2:08:09 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

With this move, Obama clearly signals that he doesn’t care if he sabotages his re-election changes. Playing his hand in this manner tells me he has no intention of allowing legitimate elections in November.


18 posted on 03/07/2012 2:09:21 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

With this move, Obama clearly signals that he doesn’t care if he sabotages his re-election chances. Playing his hand in this manner tells me he has no intention of allowing legitimate elections in November.


19 posted on 03/07/2012 2:10:02 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The Vatican Bank has been implicated in money laundering. Just a couple of weeks ago Italian investigators indicted four priests. Four Priests Charged In Vatican Banking Scandal
20 posted on 03/07/2012 2:10:56 PM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I expected to see these words in the keyword box ... onion, satire, humor ....

Unbelievable! This guy has declared war on the Church.
Maybe the Mayans are right!


21 posted on 03/07/2012 2:11:17 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

but not Mena?....not Chicago?....not the Mexican border?...ala Rupert Murdock, throw out all kinds of allegations and see what sticks to destroy and control people....


22 posted on 03/07/2012 2:11:22 PM PST by cherry
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This story needs to be carried by the spanish language networks and new orgs.


23 posted on 03/07/2012 2:11:26 PM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: NYer; Coleus; narses; Salvation; Pyro7480; TonyRo76; Swordmaker; Robert Drobot; ELS; CT-Freeper; ...

24 posted on 03/07/2012 2:12:23 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I knew it. They always looked guilty


25 posted on 03/07/2012 2:12:51 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Muslim smells uppity Infidel blood.


26 posted on 03/07/2012 2:19:20 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Interesting that this comes from the State Department. Hildabeast has served Obama loyally on all this dirty business. She was neck deep in the gun runner felony. She never misses a chance to bash Israel. She was all in favor of the illegal war against Libya. She helped kill the pipeline from Canada.

And she obviously hates Catholics as well as Jews. I remember when she was marching in the Gay St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York while running for the Senate, and had her security thugs knock down a couple of cameramen who tried to get pictures and videos.


27 posted on 03/07/2012 2:19:32 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Raycpa

Senator’s wife gets phony job at hospital.
Senator gets $1,000,000 Grant for hospital.
Hospital raises wife’s salary by $250,000 over four years.
Wife leaves job after four years.
Hospital does away with phony job.
Money successfully laundered.


28 posted on 03/07/2012 2:20:49 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Potential hub. It's not important if the allegation is true.
Watch the dirty political tricks this year and I'm betting
we'll see unprecedented attacks and threats towards civilians.
Much like what happened to Joe the Plumber only worse.
29 posted on 03/07/2012 2:23:51 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Crazy as a shythouse rat.


30 posted on 03/07/2012 2:26:13 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY; monkapotamus; NYer; All

I think Obama been watching Godfather 3 wayyyyyyyy too many times LOL!


31 posted on 03/07/2012 2:32:42 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s the Joooz!


32 posted on 03/07/2012 2:35:25 PM PST by Darteaus94025
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To: Free ThinkerNY

But the real question? Will the thicked-headed rat Catholics vote differently in November?


33 posted on 03/07/2012 2:36:22 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Irenic

No, things can’t continue as they are...

They are about to get much worse.

Being on this list, it is my understanding that all banks can not conduct business with the church?


34 posted on 03/07/2012 2:45:44 PM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
When is the muzzie sending in the B-2’s ?
35 posted on 03/07/2012 2:46:23 PM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Verginius Rufus

OMG - he’s blackmailing the Catholic Church.


36 posted on 03/07/2012 2:48:25 PM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
2012 INCSR: Major Money Laundering Countries
37 posted on 03/07/2012 2:50:56 PM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: SgtHooper

Nope.


38 posted on 03/07/2012 2:51:47 PM PST by EEGator
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To: EBH

I don’t know but it is unacceptable.

Just as punishing any troops for the burning of 4 Qurans.

I honestly think we are a hair away from the ‘line in the sand’.


39 posted on 03/07/2012 2:54:57 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

bookmark


40 posted on 03/07/2012 2:58:16 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: liberalh8ter; All

I think people of all faiths should take notice.. Well except for Islam......


41 posted on 03/07/2012 3:02:18 PM PST by KevinDavis (Ron Paul called Ronald Reagan a miserable failure.....)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep; All

*snip*
“This is a victory for public pressure,” said Mario Staderini, the leader of the Italian Radicals party. “We’ve managed to break down – a little bit – the wall protecting the Church.”
*/snip*

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Since 2005 church-run organisations have not been considered ordinary commercial structures and have been exempt. According to Corriere della Sera newspaper, tax authorities will judge how much of a property is used purely for religious purposes and tax it accordingly. Thus a church will remain exempt.
*/snip*

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“We think the Church should have to pay the arrears,” said Mr Staderini. “It should make the payment back to 2005. Given how much the Vatican stood to pay with arrears, I think they will not be that unhappy with the result.”
*/snip*

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/vatican-told-to-pay-taxes-as-italy-tackles-budget-crisis-6988938.html


42 posted on 03/07/2012 3:05:30 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity; Free ThinkerNY

Money laundering? Only today, Rush pointed out how Obama’s Presidential campaign is being funded by ... are you ready? ... union dues! That’s right! All those dues paid by union members are “laundered” into campaign funds.


43 posted on 03/07/2012 3:06:37 PM PST by NYer (He who hides in his heart the remembrance of wrongs is like a man who feeds a snake on his chest. St)
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...
Catholic Ping
Please freepmail me if you want on/off this list

Strap on the helmets and shields ... this is war!

44 posted on 03/07/2012 3:08:00 PM PST by NYer (He who hides in his heart the remembrance of wrongs is like a man who feeds a snake on his chest. St)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Like the Iran/Iraq war. Can’t both unAmericans lose this?


45 posted on 03/07/2012 3:08:46 PM PST by Clemenza ("History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil governm)
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To: NYer

Chlanna nan con thigibh a so’s gheibh sibh feoil!


46 posted on 03/07/2012 3:17:18 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

? Are my eyes failing me?


47 posted on 03/07/2012 3:27:15 PM PST by NYer (He who hides in his heart the remembrance of wrongs is like a man who feeds a snake on his chest. St)
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To: NYer
A Scottish battle cry. It's on my home page. :)

Clan Cameron War Cry: "Chlanna nan con thigibh a so's gheibh sibh feoil"

(Sons of the hounds, come here and get flesh.)

48 posted on 03/07/2012 3:35:27 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: kidd

Is there any point at which Secret Service agents would say “We’ve had enough” and walk away from the guy? Or do they blindly obey just like Hitler’s Stazi?


49 posted on 03/07/2012 3:45:58 PM PST by steve86 (I have Schizoid Personality Disorder and am exercising the privileges thereof)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Interesting reading...

Bizarre Claim for $1 Trillion
http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/12/05/41930.htm


50 posted on 03/07/2012 3:48:00 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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